June 12-16, 2023

Check In 8:30-9:00am, Check Out 3:00-3:30pm

Rhodes State’s Pre-College Programs provide you with the opportunity to deepen your academic interests while immersed in a week of participating in industry tours, talking with industry professionals, using state-of-the art equipment, conducting labs, and interacting with college instructors. 

Modern Agriculture: Drones, Data, & Robots

Explore modern agriculture using science, technology and math. This one-of-a-kind camp will engage participants in various activities such as flying drones to monitor crops, collecting soil samples for analysis, learning about precision farm equipment to create field maps, and how to use data to solve real-world farm challenges.

Surgical Technology: Scrubbies 101

Step into the shoes and scrubs of a surgical technologist – a scrubbie! A surgical technologist is part of the team delivering surgical care. Within a state-of-the-art surgical suite at the Borra Center for Health Sciences, a future scrubbie will learn cardiac anatomy and perform a cardiac stent procedure utilizing a virtual 3D dissection table. Participants will also learn how to do a surgical scrub, gown and glove, prepare and pass surgical instruments, gather and label specimens, view a surgical procedure video, and apply sterile dressings to surgical wounds. The week will end with a field trip to a local facility to explore robotic surgery.

Breaking Through with Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Jump into the world of artificial intelligence! AI is everywhere appliances, robots, vehicles, and wearables. Students will use no-code tools, as well as previously written code. By the end of the week, students will explore the basics of machine learning by building their own teachable object, Alto. Alto is an open-source AI experiment. It introduces the basics of machine learning by helping you build your own teachable object. You can teach Alto to recognize things, by pressing one of the buttons on its side. Once Alto sees something you’ve taught it, it will point at it with one of its arms.

Accelerate into Autonomous

Accelerate into the world autonomous by creating your own. Autonomous devices are all around us – farms, factories, homes, roadways, and warehouses – and autonomous vehicles are going to be a common technology. Participants will create chameleons, elephants and fish to navigate, interact and explore their environment, and use the Robot Operating System to train their machines how to learn. During the week, a tour to a local manufacturer is included. Autonomous vehicles are for any student interested in computers, robots, or vehicles. No prior coding knowledge is required.

Laboratory Secrets 101

Practice forensic science through genetic analysis, use chemical processing to investigate handwriting, experiment with food science, and view chemical composition through unique 3D virtual reality technology. There will be a tour to a local facility to meet and see lab science technologists at work.

Are you interested in teaching a camp?

Contact Ashley Hunter by phone (567) 242-5913 or by email Hunter.M@RhodesState.edu.
Ashley Hunter
Coordinator, Youth, Community and Continuing Education
(567) 242-5913